Neil Jones has said he is not even thinking about dating following his split with wife Katya.
The Strictly dancer has been paired with former Arsenal player Alex Scott on this year’s show, prompting speculation about their chemistry
But the professional dancer insists he is not considering dating following the announcement of a divorce.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY @alexscott2 I’m sorry that you have to spend your birthday in a studio with me 😜 but because it’s your birthday and we really need to smash this weeks dance, I will make you do it over and over again with a big smile on my face. . Jokes a side I know how much you love @bbcstrictly and learning to dance. You make me smile all the time because of the pure joy on your face and I’ve never known someone to work as hard as you while still smiling so I really can’t wait to spend your birthday in a studio dancing together. . #happybirthday #strictly #teamred
A post shared by Neil Jones (@mr_njonesofficial) on Oct 13, 2019 at 11:27pm PDT
He told Hello magazine: “There’s nothing on our minds but the show – we don’t have time to think about anything else.
“I’m single but I haven’t even thought about dating. Coming out of a long-term relationship I’m just focusing on Strictly.”
Jones added: “Katya and I are still really good friends. We’ve been dancing together for 11 years.
“She’s supportive, I’m supportive to her. We’re in a really good place.”
Jones and Scott have however accepted that he and his partner do have features in common with a royal romance.
Scott said: “From the moment we were paired it’s like, look at those two, Harry and Meghan.”
The full interview is available in Hello magazine, out now.